Tuesday, November 17.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.


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A motion is made by Mr. Smith, that the resolution forbidding the introduction of new matter, after Monday last, be so far dispensed with as to enable him to present a petition from sundry citizens of Clarke county.

And the question, being taken thereon? it was resolved in the negative :

The yeas and nays being demanded by two of the members present.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Anderson, Everitt, Fitzpatrick, King, Lipscomb, Robishow, Slade, Smith, Sims (of C.) and Walton- 10

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Brown, Clay, Dale, Hudspeth, Murrell, Sims (of T.) Vaughan, S. Walker, Warren and Wilson.- 10.

The house being equally divided, Mr. Speaker voted in the negative; so the question was lost.

A message from his excellency the governor by Mr. Lyon his private Secretary.

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am directed by his excellency to inform you that he has approved and signed the following bills which originated in the house of representatives, viz

An act providing for the establishment of seats of justice in the several counties therein named.

An act to divorce Mary L. Moore from her husband Gabriel Moore, and to change her name from Mary P. Moore to Mary P. Caller.

An act to divorce Maria Fuller from her husband William Fuller."

And then he withdrew.

Ordered that the clerk of this house do acquaint the council therewith.


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Mr. Clay from the joint committee for enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the following enrolled bills, to wit :

An act to enable house holders for the several counties in this Territory wherein the public lands have not been offered for sale, to perform all the duties which by the existing laws are required of freeholders, and had found the same to be truly enrolled.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.

Ordered that the clerk of this house do acquaint the council therewith.

The resolution forbidding the introduction of new matter after Monday last, and the rule requiring one day's previous notice were dispensed with, and Mr. Walton, had leave to bring in a bill to appoint commissioners to fix the seat of justice in Clarke county, which was received and read; and,

On motion of Mr. Walton,

The rule was dispensed with, and the same read the second time forthwith; and

On motion of Mr. Walton,

Ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole houses, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Ordered that the clerk inform the council that leave has been given to introduce said bill.

The resolution forbidding the introduction of new matter after Monday last, and the rule requiring one day's previous notice were dispensed with, and Mr. Robishow had leave to bring in a bill for the government of the port and harbor of Mobile, and for other purposes, which was received and read; and

On motion of Mr. Robishow,


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The rule was dispensed with and the same read the second time forthwith; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that the same bill be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for Tuesday next.

Mr. Lipscomb from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry mechanics of St. Stephens, praying for an act of incorporation, reported a bill to incorporate the St. Stephens mechanical society, which was received and read; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

The rule was dispensed with, and the same read the second time forthwith.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Ordered, that the clerk inform the council thereof.

The engrossed bill to establish a Bank at Mobile was read a third time.

And on the question, shall this bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Robishow,

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile".

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the council and ask their concurrence.

The engrossed bill to make lawful and obligatory certain marriages therein named, was read the third time, when Mr. Lipscomb moved to amend the same by adding a new section by way of rider in the following words:

"And be it further enacted, that all marriages that have been solemnized by a person having competent authority, and the parties so married have constantly resided together, as man


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and wife, for the term of four years last and the same are hereby made good, valid and lawful, and the offspring of all such marriages are hereby legitimated."

And on the question will the house agree to the amendment? it was resolved in the negative.

A motion was then made by Mr. Lipscomb that said bill be indefinitely postponed; and on the question it was resolved in the negative.

And the yeas and nays being called for by two of the members present.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Lipscomb, Slade and Smith- 3.

Those who voted in the negative are.

Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Clay, Dale, Fitzpatric, Hudspeth, King, Murrel, Robishow Sims (of C.) Sims of T.) Vaughan, S. Walker Warren, Walton and Wilson.- 16.

On the question shall this bill, pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to make lawful and obligatory certain marriages therein named."

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the council and ask their concurrence.

A message from the Legislative council by Mr. Martin their secretary.

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of representatives that his excellency the Governor has approved and signed the act to incorporate the town of Mooresville and for other purposes, which originated in the council "

And then he withdrew.

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the bill to increase the compensation


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of the public printer, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Robishow reported that the committee had according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that said bill with the amendments be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the Legislative Council by Mr. Martin their secretary.

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of Representatives that the Legislative council have passed the following bills, viz:

A bill to authorise the appointment of a keeper and translator of the Spanish records and papers in this territory.

A joint resolution to increase the compensation of the secretary and clerks.

A bill to divorce William Henry from his wife Ann Henry, and to legalise his marriage with Amelia Bradley, and to legitimate their children, to which the council ask the concurrence of the house of Representatives.

I am also instructed to state that the Legislative council have concurred with the house of Representatives in passing a bill to incorporate the town of Athens in the county of Limestone.

Also a bill to make lawful and obligatory, certain marriages therein named.

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Everitt from the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the appropriation of an entire township of


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land for the support of a seminary of learning, reported a bill to authorise the leasing of land therein named, which was received and read; &

On motion of Mr. Everitt.

The rule was dispensed with, and the same read the second time forthwith; and

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Ordered that the clerk inform the council thereof.

A joint resolution sent from the council to increase the compensation of the secretary and clerks was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The rule was dispensed with and the same read the second time forthwith; and

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Ordered that the said resolution be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for to- morrow.

A message from the Legislative council by Mr. Martin their secretary.

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of Representatives that the Legislative council have concurred in passing the bill to establish a Bank in the town of Mobile.

Leave has been given to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Philadelphia."

And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the council to divorce Wm. Henry from Ann Henry his wife, and to legalise his marriage with Amelia Bradley, and to legitimate their children, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

 


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The rule was dispensed with, and the same read the second time forthwith.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Ordered that the same be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

The bill sent from the council authorising the appointment of a keeper and translator of the Spanish records and papers in this territory, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. clay,

The rule was dispensed with and the same read the second time forthwith;

And on motion of Mr. Clay.

Ordered that the same be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

The house then adjourned until to morrow morning ten o'clock.